You know that TV show, Breaking Bad? After so many seasons, have you realized that the only black guy in the show sells fried chicken and meth? It’s one of those things that you don’t think about, until they are pointed out to you, even though they are in plain sight. What follows is another list of such things in video games. If you have not played some of these, you’ll want to remedy that before reading because there be spoilers!
5. Dead Space Spoiler
Dead Space is a fantastic horror game about the challenges of a long distance relationship. *He* is the protagonist, Isaac Clarke, and *she* is the pretty blonde that you see above, named Nicole. Being an engineer with a receding hairline, Isaac has to race across the fucking space to check up on his girlfriend, after receiving an urgent distress signal. As in any love story, Isaac goes through some horrific shit, as he tries to make sense of what the fuck is up with Nicole and her cryptic-ass behavior. Well, if you pay attention, the game helps you figure this particular one out with a subtle hint:
- Chapter 1: New arrivals
- Chapter 2: Intensive care
- Chapter 3: Course correction
- Chapter 4: Obliteration imminent
- Chapter 5: Lethal devotion
- Chapter 6: Environmental hazard
- Chapter 7: Into the void
- Chapter 8: Search and rescue
- Chapter 9: Dead on arrival
- Chapter 10: End of days
- Chapter 11: Alternate solutions
- Chapter 12: Dead space
Those are the titles of the twelve chapters of the game, and if you look closely, you will see a massive spoiler (hint: pay attention to the capital letters). As there is no “chapter select” in the game, it would take a fantastic short term memory and attention to detail to notice, as you play, but it’s still pretty damn neat.
4. Nintendo Asks and Tells
As was the case with Resident Evil 5 box in the last list we did, this is probably obvious and known by most. Regardless, it’s something that I’ve never noticed, and I do usually notice things like this. And the point is this:
That’s just the zoomed in image of the box that you see above. If you are like me, you’ve stared at the thing while the game loaded, and soaked in the design. Why did someone decide on the colors of the letters, for example, or on the way to distribute those little stars around them. “Mario” there is like a rainbow and the stars seem to spell out “U R MR GAY” and… wait, what??
What the fuck is going on here? Does Nintendo want their fans to question themselves or is it assuring them that they are gay or… is this simply a coincidence? Yep, it must be. If it wasn’t a coincidence, the sequel would have also probably said something but it doesn’t…
…unless you read the starred letters backwards to get “YA I AM R U?” Fuck. Illuminati strike again!
3. Left 4 Dead is Freaky
2. Silent Hill is a Remake?
Here is another horror entry. This one is about a cop, a self proclaimed party pooper, who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to catch a guy with really douche-y hair. Come to think of it, I might be talking about something else but I’m not too far off either way.
As was discovered in Silent Hill Heaven forums, the Midwich Elementary School of Silent Hill is pretty much a hellish version of Astoria Elementary School from Kindergarten Cop. It’s like Detective Kimble had finally had enough of the kids’ shit and snapped.
The image on the left is right before he started blasting. The one on the right is right after he rearranged the posters. Either that or the events of Silent Hill are just hallucination resulting from a massive tumor. Check out more pics in the thread.
1. Mario is Dying
I get the feeling that this is old and extremely well known to just about everyone but me. This is my list though so this is happening:
Do you see what’s happening on that cover? It’s possibly the only video game cover art, where the game’s protagonist is pictured fucking dying! Compare that image to this one:
Knew this already? Okay. Have you noticed that Donkey Kong Country 2 is not actually titled “Diddy Kong’s Quest” but “Diddy’s Kong Quest” as in “Diddy’s Conquest?” Boom: